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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – It was the talk of the town this morning in Melbourne Beach – the winning Powerball ticket.
“I think it’s fantastic. We need to get on the map,” said Marilyn Cannon.
One of three tickets to win the record Powerball jackpot was sold at their Publix store on A1A.
Cannon told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench she bought four Powerball tickets.
“Makes me think I should been line at the right time and place,” said Cannon.
“I’m surprised,” said shopper Janet Olsen. “You never think it’s going to be in your neighborhood. It’s always going to be some place else. Unfortunately, I didn’t buy a ticket. I wish I did. It would have been nice. I might have won.”
“I think it’s fabulous,” said Kelly Quinby. “It’s good exposure for our little piece of paradise because this is paradise. We have this wonderful Publix in Melbourne Beach which everyone goes to. Unfortunately, I didn’t buy a ticket.”
“I think it’s wonderful. It shows some positive energy,” said Jane Rollins who echoed the sentiments of many shoppers. “God bless whoever won it. I hope they spend it wisely.”
Publix spokesman Dwaine Stevens said he’s not sure when the winning ticket was bought, but he’s glad it happened at one of their stores.
“We are extremely excited that a customer, or customers, won that Powerball jackpot and we’re just pleased to offer the lottery as an extension of our customer service,” said Stevens.
“I think our employees are excited too because this winner could be one of their neighbors or friends,” said Stevens. He told D’Oench that he was not sure when the winning ticket was purchased.
The Publix store will receive $100-thousand for selling the winning ticket.
So far, no one has come forward to claim the big prize. Florida lottery officials aid the state’s share of the historic $1.586 billion jackpot is $528,784,000 with a lump-sum cash-option of $327.8 million.
The other two winning tickets were sold in California and Tennessee.
The winning numbers are 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10.
Players who didn’t hit the big jackpot may still have won a lesser prize.
For example, a number of tickets won at least $1 million. The million dollar winning tickets were sold in Florida, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia.
In Florida, 11 tickets matched five numbers, but not the Powerball number, to win a million dollars. One ticket with power play matched the five numbers, but not the Powerball number, two win two million dollars.
Click Here for a full list and the pay out amounts for Wednesday’s drawing.